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Kobe Bryant Speech: Love What You Do!

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Kobe Bryant Speech: Love What You Do!

Watch this famous Kobe Bryant Speech. A 5-time NBA champion, Bryant entered the National Basketball Association directly from high school and played his entire 20-season professional career in the league with the Los Angeles Lakers. Unfortunately, Bryant died at age 41 along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Enjoy our Speeches with big English subtitles and keep your English learning journey.


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“If you do not believe in yourself no one will do it for you.” Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant full TRANSCRIPT:

“Interviewer: Alright, you ready to go.

Kobe: I’m ready to go. Alright. I feel… I feel a little underdressed. I just came from the basketball court, you know.

Interviewer: There’s been so many athletes that have made the NBA the highest echelon of professional basketball in the world, and there are athletes that can jump as high as the sky and run as fast as you know a cheetah. They get hit buckets, they can react, but it’s the special niche of players that have that mindfulness. That has that attacking mode, that relentless mode; that mode where they go ice-cold last few minutes, you know. I think…. I think that makes a difference between the great ones and the greatest ones, right?

Kobe: Yeah, you know it’s…. it’s funny like for me the mentality is a really simple one in a sense that the confidence comes from preparation. You know, so when the game’s on a line, I’m not asking myself to do something that I haven’t done thousands of times before right, so when I prepare, I know what I’m capable of doing. I know what I’m comfortable doing, and I know what. I’m not comfortable doing alright, and so in those moments, if it looks like I’m ice cold or not nervous, it’s because I’ve done it thousands of times before, so it’s one more time.

Interviewer: So that leads me to talk about a lot of this Kobe tour this year in Asia is we ….we reiterate the Mamba mentality you know. Can you talk a little bit about what the Mamba mentality is because that’s something that’s been developing over, I don’t want to say 20 years it’s been developing for 35 years since you were a little kid.

Kobe: Well, I mean overall, you know the idea is a very simple one, and you know, the Mamba mentality simply means trying to be the best version of yourself. That’s what the mentality means. It means every day you know you’re trying to become better, and it’s a constant quest. It’s an infinite quest, so starting at the age of two when I first started playing the game and on and on and on, I always ask questions. I always try to get better every single day, learn more, learn more.

Interviewer: You were asking questions at two?

Kobe: Oh, dude, I was asking questions all the time. You’d be surprised, like some people like my kids at two could do a lot of things. Right. At two, I could dribble the basketball. I could shoot a basketball on the nerf hoop at the house and I would go to practice with my father. I would observe my father. I’d sit and watch games with him.

Interviewer: Was he your first coach?

Kobe: Yeah, man, I guess you could say that. You know a lot of things I learned by just being around the game, so by the age of six, I was already strategizing versus other six-year-olds; you know at the age of six, I figured out that six-year-olds couldn’t dribble with their left hand, so I said okay.
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